King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Has served on the faculties of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Johns Hopkins University and Penn State University; founded Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Penn State University. Molecular biologist and geneticist working on plant transposons, epigenetics and stress responses. Member, US National Academy of Sciences. Member, External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute. Over 180 publications including Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Foods. 2006 National Medal of Science laureate.